Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI Controller Keyboard Black Edition

$499.00

TOTAL STREAMLINED CONTROL FOR THOSE IN TUNE WITH THE DARK SIDE

When creativity strikes, you need to the right tool to capture that precious, fleeting moment. KeyLab Essential Black Edition is a powerful MIDI controller keyboard that puts everything you need at your fingertips. Featuring a beautifully playable keybed, dedicated DAW controls, rotary knobs, faders, performance pads, and an incredible suite of music software, you can make the most of every spark of inspiration.

Every artist knows the importance of starting with a white, toned, or black canvas. The tools remain the same, yet your technique and imagination will work in different ways. The same is true for this gorgeous limited edition black KeyLab Essential. It still gives you hands-on DAW control, an inspiring synth-action keybed, rotary knobs, performance pads, and faders as its white counterpart, but how will this sleek new look compliment your fiendish creativity?

KeyLab Essential Black lets you play and create music instinctively. It won’t force you to break your habits or abandon your tried and tested methods. This controller keyboard simply gives you a helping hand, letting you realize your full potential in the studio. The DAW-controlling MCU/HUI protocols let it work in practically any recording environment, letting you focus on what you’re good at.

Its faders, knobs and DAW Command Center will automatically associate with the most important functions of your DAW, while its ultra-convenient memory slots will extend its capability to your favorite software instrument, whether they are Arturia’s own, or another great manufacturer. KeyLab Essential is here to tear down walls, not build them up.

The perfect shadowy companion for the studio, KeyLab Essential also opens up exciting new avenues for performance on stage. Its RGB backlit pads and info screen are easily seen under stage lights, and its wealth of performance features like transpose, chord mode, and customizable user maps make inspiring, creative performance a breeze. Its wealth of knobs and faders also make easy work of live-tweaking your parameters and synth sounds.

An amazing addition to any creative setup, from the professional to the aspiring amateur, KeyLab Essential Black Edition comes with an amazing suite of software that will enrich your music and give you a lifetime of inspiration. Arturia’s own Analog Lab 3 gives you instant access to over 6,500 legendary synth and keyboard sounds from its acclaimed, award-winning V Collection, while UVI Grand Piano Model D puts a sumptuous sampled Steinway at your beck and call.

KeyLab Essential Black Edition also comes fully loaded with Ableton Live Lite, so even if you don’t have a DAW, you can start recording, mixing, editing, and releasing your tracks straight out of the box.